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I loved History Today. Baddiel is still around but no clue what Rob Newman is up to any more. 

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See that last pack of bogroll? That's your mum, that is. 

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19 minutes ago, It's Your Round said:

I loved History Today. Baddiel is still around but no clue what Rob Newman is up to any more. 

I saw Rob Newman do a solo show many years ago and it was quite angst-ridden, look at how effed up the world is kind of vibe. It was at Warwick arts centre.

Whilst i knew there was no Mary Whitehouse element to it, i had to restrain myself from shouting "do some Ray !!" just to lighten the mood !

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7 minutes ago, mottaloo said:

I saw Rob Newman do a solo show many years ago and it was quite angst-ridden, look at how effed up the world is kind of vibe. It was at Warwick arts centre.

Whilst i knew there was no Mary Whitehouse element to it, i had to restrain myself from shouting "do some Ray !!" just to lighten the mood !

He must have taken a different path then. He could have at least dressed up as Jarvis for the occasion. 
 

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He’s still around. Pops up on Radio 4 now and again with a series taking a gentle slightly comic look at this or that.

He comes across on those as very much not having gone down the ‘lad’ path that Baddiel did.

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14 minutes ago, mottaloo said:

Mary Whitehouse element to

Apparently  , At one stage it was nearly named after Jacob Rees Mogg’s father as they were worried Whitehouse might sue them 

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I have a good view of the train station car park from my window. During normal times it is packed by 7:30am. The last couple of weeks its been interesting hows its reduced. Its generally about 7 or 8 cars now, which includes the people who work there. 

Sadly there has been one car that hasn't moved for nearly 2 weeks. You start to think why and then fear the worst. The owner could be ill in hospital or even worse :( 

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20 hours ago, Xela said:

I have a good view of the train station car park from my window. During normal times it is packed by 7:30am. The last couple of weeks its been interesting hows its reduced. Its generally about 7 or 8 cars now, which includes the people who work there. 

Sadly there has been one car that hasn't moved for nearly 2 weeks. You start to think why and then fear the worst. The owner could be ill in hospital or even worse :( 

Have you ever thought that it might be a surveillance car, staking out that weird bearded guy that’s always spying from his window? 
 

In all seriousness, let’s hope there’s a happy explanation and not something sad. 

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How long things like easter will carry on for in to the future. With fewer people going to church, does it just carry on anyway with fewer people knowing what it is? I'd love to know if you asked the population what it was, the figures youd get back.

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3 minutes ago, turvontour said:

How long things like easter will carry on for in to the future. With fewer people going to church, does it just carry on anyway with fewer people knowing what it is? I'd love to know if you asked the population what it was, the figures youd get back.

If it goes away will we all lose our 2 days off work? 

There's your answer ;)

Whitsun still happens, I would guess not many people know what it's actually for though (I don't...) they just know its something religious so we get a day off 

 

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11 minutes ago, turvontour said:

How long things like easter will carry on for in to the future. With fewer people going to church, does it just carry on anyway with fewer people knowing what it is? I'd love to know if you asked the population what it was, the figures youd get back.

Circa 60% of the UK identify as being Christians (2011 census). Although down from 71% from the 2001 census. We will carry on celebrating Easter as long as we are described as an official Christian country. 

 

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12 minutes ago, Xela said:

Circa 60% of the UK identify as being Christians (2011 census). Although down from 71% from the 2001 census. We will carry on celebrating Easter as long as we are described as an official Christian country. 

 

And as long as supermarkets are full of chocolate eggs and I have to make **** hot cross buns from January I doubt anyone will forget about it.  The actual religious side of it is becoming increasingly irrelevant to most people (which is a positive thing really).

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2 hours ago, turvontour said:

How long things like easter will carry on for in to the future. With fewer people going to church, does it just carry on anyway with fewer people knowing what it is? I'd love to know if you asked the population what it was, the figures youd get back.

I think you are making the mistake of thinking that Easter has something to do with "church".

I suggest a little Googling 😆

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I wonder how the pigeons are getting on for food now that there are a LOT LESS people around, to feed them or drop stuff. 

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51 minutes ago, PussEKatt said:

I wonder how the pigeons are getting on for food now that there are a LOT LESS people around, to feed them or drop stuff. 

Around my way they’re beginning to form strategic alliances with the crows, in preparation for dawn raids on allotments and supermarkets. They’ve been seen flying in formation much like the Luftwaffe, readying themselves for the big attack. They won’t admit it of course, when they see you coming they stand down and drop into ‘generic street pigeon’ mode, so as not to attract attention. But it’s coming... 

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1 hour ago, Xela said:

I still remember the religious side of it. Jesus rising and then handing out chocolate eggs with a giant bunny rabbit around Bethlehem, Jerusalem and time permitting, Nazareth

#neverforget

 

Holidays in the western world are a complete mish-mash of nonsense. Like Christmas is this one thing, with Jesus being born and three wise men and a woman who's never had sex giving birth, but then it's also this complete other thing with a fat man in a red suit delivering presents and reindeer and snow and mistletoe. And as you note, Easter makes if anything even less sense.

I had never really given any particular thought to what an incoherent mess it all is until I began teaching in Asia, and found myself having to try to explain this to rooms of Korean and Vietnamese children, and really, where do you even start?

Burn them all down and start again IMO.

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2 hours ago, PussEKatt said:

I wonder how the pigeons are getting on for food now that there are a LOT LESS people around, to feed them or drop stuff. 

I suspect they are expiring and are being eaten by the rats.  Question is what are the rats going to eat once pigeon is off the menu?

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On 07/04/2020 at 20:29, Xela said:

I have a good view of the train station car park from my window. During normal times it is packed by 7:30am. The last couple of weeks its been interesting hows its reduced. Its generally about 7 or 8 cars now, which includes the people who work there. 

Sadly there has been one car that hasn't moved for nearly 2 weeks. You start to think why and then fear the worst. The owner could be ill in hospital or even worse :( 

At Hall Green Station someone is using the car park for long term storage of vehicles. I wouldn't be suprised if someone is using them all over the city. 

I've complained but everyone passes it on to someone else and no one claims responsibility for the car parking. 

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22 hours ago, Xela said:

Circa 60% of the UK identify as being Christians (2011 census). Although down from 71% from the 2001 census. We will carry on celebrating Easter as long as we are described as an official Christian country. 

 

So based on that we are about 50% now in 2020, or will very soon be at 50% or below. They're not going to get rid of easter any time soon, surely?

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